Dear Barb—Two in a Bind

Dear Barb: I work in an office with five other girls.  I get along well with all of my coworkers except one.  Tara and I have been working together for 4 years and it has always been a bit of a struggle for us to get along.  Tara is domineering and pushy and seems to… Read more »

Editorial—Some Movement, Fewer Moves

Advanced Education Minister Demetrious Nicolaides has put forward the latest Investment Management Agreement for Athabasca University.  This is the document that tells AU how much funding is going to get, and what conditions the provincial government is putting on that.  In it, instead of requiring a completely unrealistic 50% of AU’s staff be made to… Read more »

AUSU Update!

Tanisi! The Indigenous Circle at AUSU is looking for up to ten Indigenous undergraduate students at AU to join the organization by representing Indigenous learners at AU, AUSU, and the wider student community. Want a student leadership role? The Circle is formed by Indigenous AU undergraduate students. It meets at least four times a year… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Instant Record Check $500 Scholarship Sponsored by:  Instant Record Check Deadline:  December 31, 2022, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be legal residents of Canada or hold a valid student visa, be 18 years of age or over, and be currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a full-time undergrad… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

One of the features of American Thanksgiving is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  Voice writers have been there, done that. Hazel in the Big Apple.  Columnist Hazel Anaka recounts her trip to NYC, some of which seems strangely familiar.  “Through a lifetime of watching movies and reading novels set in New… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Seeking paper text.  A student looking for a paper version of an etext receives tips on both the AUSU app, and the Athabasca University Textbook Buy/Sell Facebook group. Discord Hit the showers.  A discussion in the #general channel discusses the merits of cold showers vs hot.  Hey, anything to avoid studying! reddit… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Nov 29, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library Chat Wed, Nov 30, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Reference… Read more »

Pure Positive Energy for All Relationships

What do work relationships, personal relationships, and diplomacy have in common? First, they best function when based on purely positive energy. I developed a more remarkable ability to relate to the people in my life after taking multiple courses from The Marriage Foundation.  The organization isn’t accredited by the psychological community but offers advice far… Read more »

Book Review—Can I Come Home Now?

Book: Can I Come Home Now?  A True Story of Childhood Trauma Author:  Barbara Godin Can I Come Home Now? A True Story of Childhood Trauma, is Barbara Godin’s honest and heartbreaking tale of her early life.  Godin’s book, published this autumn, fills in the gaps left from her early memoir, Glimpses in Time, and… Read more »